By Ola Prywer
April 17, 2015
Images Courtesy of Mike Pasarella
Lodz, Poland – Reminiscent of Asia’s colors we the recipients see red, white and black, sometimes combined with gold ornaments. Asia is still exotic for Europe, which further leads to draw inspiration from it, especially in fashion.
Taking a closer look at the garments proposed by the designer Katarzyna Romanska, Asia cannot be seen at first glance at least. The color palette extends from the white through natural beige, the strong cobalt and bright orange. The layering is interesting, also the kimono-inspired tailoring and the non-openly shown femininity. On the one side there are the multitude of forms and shapes; but on the other the ‘multiculture’ of materials and some lack of consistency strikes the recipient’s eye. The cuts tend to be quite heavy and difficult to classify where to wear. However, lightness and fluidity of shapes are missed.
Not once Romana proved her good workshop and the innovative approach to fashion. She appears for the third time at Lodz, and probably we will see her again. In Romana’s vision we absolutely must appreciate its uniqueness and originality, but sometimes we also have to look at with motherly eye to make sure that practice makes perfect.